My Dream India". "Two Hours a Week, Shows Clean India in
Sight". "Clean India makes Healthy and Rich India.
Dirty India makes weak India".
Clean India movement or Swachch Bhaarat is a mission and campaign initiated by the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi on
2nd October, 2014. Mr. Modi himself had cleaned a road in Delhi to initiate the
campaign in style. The impressive and convincing style of Mr. Modi
triggered a nation-wide activity, never seen before.
Whatever the good or bad about this mission be, it has
united Indians on one thought and made every one realize what is
shameful about and lacking in our culture and society. So
now India is on its way to true modernization and advancement as a society.
Swachch Bharat mission has two components. The urban
component works with the Ministry of urban development and focuses
on 4,000 towns for 5 years. Expected cost is Rs 62,000 crore. The center
will assist with about Rs 15,000 crore.
The Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan (NBA) is restructured into Swachch
Bharat mission for the rural areas. The mission works with the Ministry of
Drinking Water and Sanitation. A mission called "Namami
Gange" is to be set up with an initial outlay of Rs 2,000 crores, for
cleaning the sacred river Ganges.
These two components will provide individual household
toilets, community and public toilets. They will manage the municipal
solid waste too. The mission covers 1 crore households and a few lakhs of
Every Sunday we have the media showing a lot of video clips and news
on the subject of swachch Bharat. The target for the completion of mission is
the year 2019. Every week all schools, offices, voluntary organizations are organizing clean India program at some location or other. They are sending reports to the capitals too.
Many celebrities have been invited by the PM
to participate in the last 6 week-ends. Most of the people have
participated in this program including state and central government employees,
officials and voluntary organizations. Modi has been quite
successful in giving a lot of publicity and has kept motivation among the
people so far.
Many boards of secondary education have been asked to
participated in the program. The boards have asked all their schools to
participate. In fact, many schools have organized competitions on writing
of essay, slogans, painting, and speeches. They have organized
cleaning of streets and most importantly their campuses. Government also
announced a prize of 1 lakh for the green school.
After 5 years I am sure we will realize that this mission
made India on par with the western countries and will change foreigners in
their opinion about India and Indians.